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Underground City of the Dead Tour provided by City of the Dead Tours

Underground City of the Dead Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    St Giles' Cathedral
    High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, UK
    All tours leave from the "Tree of the Dead" outside St Giles Cathedral on the pavement facing the Royal Mile. Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to departure. Please contact us if you are unable to join your tour.
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    City of the Dead Tours
    Stop: 80 minutes - Admission included
    This tour ventures into the most haunted section of Edinburgh’s legendary Underground City, where a population once lived in utter misery. Black as Satan’s jammies, with a fascinating history to match, these vaults were forgotten for centuries and only recently unsealed. This part of the South Bridge Vaults is known as Damnation Alley. With good reason. These dark tunnels and are stalked by a malevolent presence known as the South Bridge Entity.
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  • You'll end at
    Niddry Street South
    Niddry St S, Edinburgh, UK
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Important Information
Departure Point
St Giles' Cathedral, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, UK
Duration
1h 20m
Return Details
Niddry Street South, Niddry St S, Edinburgh, UK
Inclusions
  • Local, expert guide
  • Entry/Admission - City of the Dead Tours
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Language: English only
  • Age: Minimum 12
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sylvia wrote a review Nov 2020
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Local to the area but trouble finding things to do on a Friday night because of lock down. (The tour was conducted in a Covid safe manner I may add). Thoroughly enjoyed the extremely interesting and entertaining tour with (I think Rebecca). Learned some facts that even being a
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Luke wrote a review Nov 2020
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Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Adam never broke character and it was clear to see that he lived for what he did and the history of the city
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Kimberley F wrote a review Sep 2020
2 contributions4 helpful votes
Really enjoyable, very informative super spooky. Our tour guide Lyall gave a great tour. Would 100% recommend!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Rosslogan89 wrote a review Sep 2020
2 contributions4 helpful votes
our tour guide Rebecca was very well informed and made for an excellent experience. Story telling was imaginative and under the current circumstances done her best to entertain and scare. Would highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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CBTherapist wrote a review Sep 2020
South Wales39 contributions42 helpful votes
Dont waste your money. Guide legged it off ahead of us, we had to run to keep up. Some interesting historical knowledge but not worth paying £28. We went into three vaults.....they were what they were, damp cold vaults under a city. Guide appeared to rush us through the tour,
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Lutang24
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Fully recommend
We were lucky enough to be the only two people on our tour, led by Grant, and had a fantastic time! Grant was incre
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sophahope
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Great Fun and Very Scary
My family and I went on the City of the Dead Tour and had a great time. Adam had the perfect amount of humour, know
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jamesbrownz
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Spooky and fun experience
Lots of fun and very spooky. Our host was informative and very entertaining. Really enjoyed it and highly recommend
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U3152QLamandar
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Fantastic tours
Absolutely great night Ian was our tour guide and he was fantastic Funny as but very knowlegeable had us in stitc
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O242HWjeannem
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Fantastic spooky Halloween night. Full moon, fantastic ghost stories just fabulous.
The tour was great and our tour guide, was superb. He caught the atmosphere just right and was a master of suspense
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JC1447
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Poor
I had done this tour a few years ago and absolutely loved it, so when visiting Edinburgh with a friend who hadn't b
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Tommy B
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awesome
our guide guisepie (sorry if that's wrong) was brilliant, one of the new guides l, but still a great story teller a
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RachelM3405
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So good we booked the Graveyard Tour for the same night
I booked the Underground Vaults tour as part of our trip to Edinburgh to celebrate my partners birthday; we both lo
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sarahstephen12345
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Great tour!
Great tour! Not as scary as I thought, Grant was a great guide and really made it as good as it was! Not terrifying
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173carlw
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Brilliant, fun
Adam was an excellent guide. The whole experience was fun and very entertaining. My first ever tour and I'd happily
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milne1975
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This is the One
if you only do one Ghost tour in Edinburgh... Then make it this one. Our Guide Grant was a great storyteller. No ta
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Amanda O
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The double dead tour
Went on the tour on a Friday evening at 8pm we really enjoyed the tour our tour guide was Grant he was a good story
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588jillm
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BRILLIANT
We did this tour as a family and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Grant was a fantastic guide not only with his creepy
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miss_c186402
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Amazing!!
Amazing! Lots of fun and worth doing. Our tour guide grant was very informative and did indeed make the experience
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harkarams
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FANTASTIC
What an amazing tour!! Grant was a great host and from start to finish made the experience thrilling and funny. T
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 20m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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